Monday , 24 July 2017


Mothers Can Improve Quality Of Mid-day Meal

In order to ensure good quality of mid-day meal, schools in Goa are going to get mothers to taste it before it is served to the students. Cooking of mid-day meal is outsourced to self help groups (SHGs). Please like & share: Read More »

Reducing Corruption Through E-Governance

The state government’s decision to set up IT-enabled facilitation centres in villages and towns to assist people in obtaining certificates from the offices of mamlatdars and deputy collectors through e-district portal facility is belated but welcome. The 13 mahiti ghars (information centres) which were run under public-private partnership appear to have outlived their utility and turned obsolete. The new facilities ... Read More »

Curbing Air Pollution In Mining Areas

A draft plan for controlling pollution in mining areas has been prepared. There was dispute between the Goa State Pollution Control Board and the mining companies operating in Sonshi area over readings on air pollution. Please like & share: Read More »

The Mosque With A Leaning Minaret

The Islamic State, which has already lost much of the territory it occupied in Syria and Iraq, is about to lose Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq after the capital Baghdad. Please like & share: Read More »

Set Up Cancer Cure Facility at Earliest

Goa will soon have its own Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). The RCC would help thousands of cancer patients who have to travel to other states for complete treatment or go to private hospitals for expensive chemotherapy. Please like & share: Read More »

A Fixed Tenure For Sarpanchas

EVEN as the government proposes to amend the Goa Panchayati Raj Act to ensure at least a year’s term for the sarpanch, the sarpanch of Old Goa, Nilkanth Bhomkar faced a no confidence motion within 24 hours of his election. The motion was moved by a group owing allegiance to Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar, whose wife Janita lost election to ... Read More »

Before We Make Goa A Music Festival Destination

A YEAR after the government ‘forced’ the two electronic, dance and music (EDM) festivals, Sunburn and Supersonic, out of the state citing various reasons the new Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar has announced that Goa will soon be developed as a music festival destination. Please like & share: Read More »

Pursuing The Idea Of Neighbourhood School

THE state government’s decision to enforce the ‘neighbourhood school’ concept from next year is going to change the admission policy of the government-aided schools. According to government guidelines, school managements have to give preference in admission to students residing within 1-5 km radius of the school, but the rule has been hardly followed. The government grants approval and aid to ... Read More »

Keep Hate Mongers Out Of Peaceful Goa

EVER since Sadhvi Saraswati, the president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva, called for public hanging of those eating beef at the All India Hindu Convention at Ramnathi last week, a controversy has been raging in the state over the issue. Please like & share: Read More »

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